Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family

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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.



  • Dianne Kay and Connie Needham in Eight Is Enough (1977)
  • Dick Van Patten in Eight Is Enough (1977)
  • Adam Rich in Eight Is Enough (1977)
  • Diana Hyland and Dick Van Patten in Eight Is Enough (1977)
  • Janis Paige and Dick Van Patten in Eight Is Enough (1977)
  • Dick Van Patten in Eight Is Enough (1977)

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29 April 2014 | lakesgirl2
| Excellent family show that stands the test of time.
I loved Eight is Enough growing up. Age wise, I was in between Tommy and Nicholas, so I enjoyed those two the most. Plus, I think they had more story lines given to them than the others. I think there were just too many girls for any of them to stand out to me and David was way too old for me to relate to.

I liked the balance of drama and comedy. I could be laughing about one part of the show and crying about another part. I believe the death of the mother (Joan) set this show apart from the other big family shows (The Waltons, The Brady Bunch). They dealt with it pretty realistically. And when Abby joined the family, the kids continued to call her Abby instead of mom, which was much more believable. Ironically, Abby became my favorite character and I think Betty Buckley was the best actor in the bunch. But I enjoyed pretty much every Bradford and loved their big family scenes the most.

Eight is Enough was an excellent family show that still stands the test of time.

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